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hock79

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BSA C15 - rebuild and registration
« on: 24 July, 2017, 21:50:07 »
Hi, I am completely new to rebuilding classic bikes, or anything come to think of it.

My friend and I bought a BSA C15 off eBay for 600 but it needs a lot of work doing to it and parts before it is road-worthy. It is also not registered, however it does have a frame and engine number to go on.

I will no doubt have many questions over the next however long it takes me to finish it, but for starters I need some help with the following:

1. When I rebuild it, I want to use as many original parts as possible, but tweak the paintwork of the frame and tank so they are matt black not gloss black. Will the finish of the bike effect whether or not I can get it registered? ie. does the finish of the bike need to be as close to the original as possible

2.  How do I go about getting it registered once it's rebuilt?!

3. I have looked all over youtube and done a bit of searching but no-one seems to have a good visual guide on how to fix up the bike. I have the original manual but the images/diagrams aren't great for a newbie. Does anyone know where I can find one?

Thanks for any responses in advance

Caddy

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JulianS

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Re: BSA C15 - rebuild and registration
« Reply #2 on: 25 July, 2017, 08:59:41 »
Invest in some good books - try the Rupert ratio Unit singles manuals. get the factory service sheets and parts book.

Join the BSAOC.

The finish will not effect the registration process though a non standard one will likely effect its resale value if you part with it.

To get it registered also see the DVLA web site, they have the final say;


https://www.gov.uk/vehicle-registration


Note what both web sites say - for age related plate all major parts need to be over 25 years old, of BSA manufacture and the bike needs to be representative of the marque.

DVLA does tweak the rules occasionally, usually making them more strict or onerous.

 

hock79

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Re: BSA C15 - rebuild and registration
« Reply #3 on: 27 July, 2017, 23:24:57 »
Thank you both for your help. I have the Rupert Ratio books and service sheets so I'll get my hands on a parts sheet too.